Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman Outfit Based On Darwyn Cooke Design?

When fans finally catch a glimpse of Anne Hathaway in her Catwoman costume from The Dark Knight Rises, they’ll likely see something that’s less like Michelle Pfeiffer’s or (thankfully) Halle Berry’s, and more like … Darwyn Cooke’s.

An “insider” on the Christopher Nolan film tells HollywoodLife that the outfit’s concept draws heavily from the comics, specifically the design originated by Cooke a decade ago.

“Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies,” the source says. “She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes. She’s going to look more like a robber.”

The Cooke costume, with its goggles, zipper and practical boots, was a significant departure for the DC Comics character, who was frequently depicted wearing a form-fitting catsuit and stiletto heels.

“So psyched to see reports that Anne Hathaway will be wearing a version of the Catwoman costume Darwyn Cooke designed for our run,” former Catwoman writer Ed Brubaker said on Twitter. “I had a few ideas about the goggles and headgear, but Darwyn went off and created a Catwoman look that’s lasted ten years already. I don’t think I really thought our version would stick after I left the book. Certainly not all these years now.”

The Dark Knight Rises, which opens on July 20, 2012, also stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.

(via Badass Digest)

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  • Mythos

    That sounds great! I just wish they’d give us a glimpse at it.
    I mean, sure, they’ve already showed Bane, just like they showed the villain of The Dark Knight very early in production – but, let’s face it, the biggest new name in this movie is Catwoman, not Bane. Give us a glimpse, please!

  • Mel

    I always thought Jim Lee designed that costume. huh you learn something everyday

  • L0STTone

    If Jim lee designed it, Catwoman would be wearing a jacket with rolled up sleeves.

  • RunnerX13

    And she wouldn’t have undergone breast reduction.

  • pDUB

    maybe even a choker with spikes, cause, y’know, cats wear that sort of thing

  • Coryjameson

    I thought she was going to be completely naked for the entire film

  • Cjorg2

    Isn’t this the costume that’s constantly unzipped revealing her tits all the time?  How is that not sexy?  Just one more reason to see Batman 3!!! Giggity giggity, oh yeah!!

  • Bunx05

    string bikini under a biker jacket with rolled sleeves, knee high boots and a head scarf or some crap.

  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    Anne Hathaway is gonna look hate in that Catwoman suit.

  • http://whatafy.com whatafy

    No way man. Anne is not a a catwoman. 

  • Mak

    So No will be posting that “DARK KNIGHT RISES” Teaser Trailer? I guess it’s up to me than….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Humz3ONgk

  • Jeromemarkgonzales

    my guess is it’ll reflect Batman’s costume 
     - it’ll be a subverted version of Batman
    - a statement on female emancipation being victims of crime & violence
    - so in that sense, it’ll hold many surprises for Batman